Christina Meyer enters her third season as novice coach for the Washington State women's rowing program.
Last season, Meyer guided the novice team to a fourth place finish at the Pacific-10 Championships, bettering the performances of Pacific-10 rivals Oregon State, Southern California and California. The novices also posted victories over Clemson, Davis and UCSD at the San Diego Crew Classic. Additionally, two of Meyer's novice rowers were brought up to the second varsity eight after the Sand Diego Crew Classic.
In the 2005-06 season, Meyer guided the novice team to wins over Pac-10 rivals Stanford, USC and UCLA as well as victories over UCF and Clemson at the Stanford Invitational. During the 2006 Pac-10 Championships, the novice eight posted the third fastest novice time of the day on their way to winning the Petite Final. Two of Meyer's novice rowers gathered valuable experience as spares for the NCAA Championship squad.
A graduate of the University of Michigan and Boston University, Meyer came to the Palouse after serving as an assistant coach at Harvard University since 2003.
While at Harvard, Meyer worked as an assistant coach with the Radcliffe crews from 2003-05. In 2005, the Black & White varsity eight crew earned a third place finish at the NCAA Championships, the second highest finish by the varsity eight at the NCAAs. The team completed the NCAAs in sixth place, also the second best finish in program history.
During the summers of 2006 and 2007, Meyer helped coach the Junior B rowers at the USRowing Junior National Team Development Camp. Meyer has also served as a coach at the Charles River Rowing Camps (2004-06, Ann Arbor Rowing Club (2000-03) and University of Michigan Rowing Camps (2000-04).
Prior to arriving at Harvard, Meyer worked as assistant senior women's coach and novice coach at Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, British Columbia.
A four-year letterwinner at Michigan, Meyer earned first team Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association (CRCA) All-American and All-Central Region honors as a senior in 2002. In addition, Meyer, a co-captain for a Michigan crew that earned an eighth place finish at the NCAAs, earned a spot on the All-Big Ten Conference First Team and was named Michigan's Women's Crew Athlete of the Year.
Meyer was part of a Michigan team that advanced to the NCAAs in each of her four years at the university. In 2001, the Wolverines finished third at the NCAAs led by a third place finish from the varsity eight crew.
In addition to rowing at Michigan, Meyer was a member of the USRowing Pre-Elite/U23 Selection Camp in 2001 and 2002.
A three-time member of the All-Big Ten Academic Team, Meyer earned her bachelor's in psychology from Michigan in 2002 and her Ed.M in human movement-coaching from Boston University in 2005.